Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
On Friday 11 June 2021, Their Excellencies General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley, as Joint Patrons and guests of Mrs Carley Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Playgroup Australian Capital Territory, attended an intergenerational playgroup session.
Afterwards, the Governor-General and Mrs Linda Hurley hosted a lunch for Latin American Heads of Mission. Guests included: His Excellency Mr Armando Araya, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica and Mrs Maria Guzman Hidalgo; His Excellency Mr Marcelino Aviles Valdespino, Ambassador of the Republic Panama; Mr Steven Barraclough, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Dr Robyn Biti, Director - Latin America and The Caribbean, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mrs Diana Carvajal, Chargé d´Affaires the Republic of Colombia; Mr Robert Fergusson, Assistant Secretary - Cabinet Strategy And Ministerial Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mrs Manuela Fernández De Córdova, Chargé d´Affaires of the Republic of Ecuador and Mr Philip Guy; Mr Armando Fernández Galté, Chargé d'Affaires of the Republic of Paraguay and Ms Ethel Peña Yegros; Ms Maria Ferraz Alves, Chargé d'Affaires of the Federative Republic of Brazil; Ms Julie-Ann Guivarra, Ambassador for Gender Equality, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; His Excellency Mr Ariel Lorenzo Rodríguez, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba and Mrs Liuba Montano Rubio; Ms Pamela O'Grady, Acting Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade; His Excellency Mr Miguel Palomino De La Gala, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru; His Excellency Mr Eduardo Peña Haller, Ambassador of the United Mexican States and Ms Maria Duclaud Vilares; Her Excellency Mrs Dianela Pi, Ambassador of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and Mr Paolo Pedrazzi; His Excellency Mr Patricio Powell Osorio, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile and Mrs Susan Roraff; His Excellency Mr Ronald Recinos, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala and Ms Rachel MacLennan; His Excellency Mr Werner Romero Guerra, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador and Mr Roger Atwood; Mr Paul Singer, Official Secretary to the Governor-General; Mr Leandro Waisman, Chargé d'Affaires of the Argentine Republic and Mrs Esther Posadilla Casquete.
In the evening, the Governor-General, as guest of Brigadier Eamon Lenaghan CSC, Acting Head of Corps, Royal Australian Infantry, attended the Royal Military College-Duntroon, Royal Australian Infantry Corps lanyard presentation.